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Dutch Royals Meet With Pope Francis

  April 26, 2016 at 8:47 am by

Yesterday, Monday April 25, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were received by Pope Francis at the Vatican for a private audience. The Royal Couple was accompanied by their three daughters: Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane. For the Princesses was the first meeting with the Pope while the King and the Queen met the Holy Father on March 19, 2013 when the then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch The King’s Game

  April 22, 2016 at 11:11 am by

Today, Friday April 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the opening of the King’s Game at the Drostenburg Elementary school in Amsterdam. A school for students with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. After having breakfast with the students, The Royal Couple attended a dance performance of a group of children with the song “Hupsakee” made for the event. Then, in the presence of the King and the Queen, … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend The Four Freedom Awards 2016

  April 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm by

Today, Thursday April 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix attended at the presentation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Awards 2016 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. The laureates for this year’s Awards were: for Freedom of speech Mazen Darwish from Syria, for Freedom of worship three clerics from the Central African Republic, for Freedom from want Dr. Denis Mukwege … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Events at International Courts in The Hague

  April 20, 2016 at 9:50 am by

Today King Willem-Alexander, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, were present at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Koning, SG @UN en burgemeester #DenHaag bij viering 70-jarig bestaan van @CIJ_ICJ in #Vredespaleis #peacejustice pic.twitter.com/jyN4EqrvGu — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) April 20, 2016 The International Court of Justice is … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

  April 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm by

Ahead of the upcoming Koningsdag celebrations that will take place on April 27, this evening a concert was held at the De Spiegel theatre in Zwolle. King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima, attend. They were joined by Princess Beatrix and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven. During the concert was mainly classical music and guitar. The artists present this year were guitarists Jan Akkerman, Izhar Elias and Fernando Lameirinhas, singer Janne Schra and dancer Maria … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit To Bavaria – Last Day

  April 14, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed today, Thursday April 14, the two-day working visit to Bavaria. In the morning ,The Royal Couple went to Erlangen, in the north-west of Nuremberg to visit the headquarter of the medical device supplier to the healthcare industry, Siemens Healthcare . Upon their arrival they were welcomed by Florian Janik, Mayor of Erlangen and the CEO of Siemens Healthcare, Bernd Montag. The King and the … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Bavaria Begins

  April 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

Today Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a two-day working visit to the German state of Bavaria accompanied by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. The visit began at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich where the Royal Couple opened the renovated Hollander-Saal where there are exposed Dutch paintings from the 17th century. Were present Bernhard Maaz, Director General of the Bavarian State Painting Collections and Ludwig … Continue reading

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Haakon and Mette-Marit Host Dutch Monarchs On Wellness Boat

  April 5, 2016 at 5:39 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway were spotted yesterday in the town of Tromsø, in the north of Norway. The couple was in the company of the King and Queen of The Netherlands. The group boarded the wellness boat ‘Vulkana’ around 7 PM. According to the local newspaper iTromsø the visit is a private one. It is unknown how long the Dutch King and Queen will stay … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander Ends Secret Visits

  April 1, 2016 at 3:50 am by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands ended a range of  unannounced visits yesterday with a visit to the cyber unit of the Dutch secret service. Newspaper ‘De Volkskrant’ reports that the goal of the unannounced visits was to see how the government policies turned out for the persons affected by them. The last one and a half year the king visited the companies, schools,  unemployment agencies, tax services and more. The … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Ago: Engagement of Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  March 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm by

On 30 March 2001 the engagement of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta was announced at 18:00 during a live broadcast for television and radio. A happy Queen Beatrix announced the good news with the words: ‘it is for my husband and I a great joy to announce the engagement of our son Willem-Alexander to Máxima Zorreguieta’. The Queen added that she had gotten to know Máxima as an intelligent … Continue reading

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Dutch King Visits Problem Areas In The Hague: ‘We Need to Keep Our Backs Straight’

  March 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm by

King Willem-Alexander paid a surprise visit to the neighbourhoods of Transvaal and Schilderswijk in the Hague today. The king visited the market of the neighbourhoods and spoke to residents for two hours. The working class and immigrant neighbourhoods have been in the news negatively for a long time. A terrorist cell was operating from this area. Last year there were several riots by youngsters who attacked the police. The visit … Continue reading

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Belgian King, Fellow Monarchs React To Brussels Attacks

  March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am by

At least 28 people have been killed in Brussels this morning, as explosions occurred at the city’s airport and at a metro station. The Belgian Royal Court issued a statement from King Philippe, saying that he and Queen Mathilde were “shocked by the horrific attacks” on the city. Their thoughts are with the victims and their families in this terrible time. The royal couple’s agenda for the next two days … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Presents The Military Order Of William

  March 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 15, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima, handed out the Military Order of William to the special forces Commando Corps (KCT) in a ceremony held in the courtyard of the Parliament Building in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert were present. Op het #Binnenhof krijgt het Korps Commandotroepen de Militaire Willems-Orde uitgereikt https://t.co/93WHkK3kBI pic.twitter.com/PL7nkENa4W … Continue reading

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From Evening Wear to Rubber Gloves: Willem-Alexander and Máxima Have Their Turn for NLdoet

  March 12, 2016 at 9:45 am by

Last night they were hosting a black-tie concert in Paris, today they were donning jeans and rubber gloves as they did their part for NLdoet. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima volunteered at a playground in  Alphen aan den Rijn this year. The pair eagerly got to work – Willem-Alexander carting wheelbarrows of sand to fill up a sandpit, Máxima cleaning up some of the play equipment (she even got to use … Continue reading

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Final Day of the Dutch State Visit to France

  March 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm by

The second and last day of the Dutch State Visit to France began today, Friday March 11, with a touching moment. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, visited the bar “Le Carillon”, one of the targets of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people last November. The Royal Couple met the owner of the bar, an employee, local residents and aid workers … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Start Their State Visit to France

  March 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm by

Arrived yesterday evening in Paris, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began a two-day state visit to France today. In the morning took place a welcoming ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe. The King and Queen paid their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the King laid a wreath. A minute of silence was held and were played the national anthems. The Royal Couple signed the Livre d’Or. … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Poses With Her Ladies

  March 2, 2016 at 4:55 am by

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands posed at her home, Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, with her four ladies-in-waiting for  a special picture.  Since 2013 the number of ladies-in-waiting has been reduced as Queen Beatrix – as reigning monarch- needed more of them. King Willem-Alexander also posed for a photo with his 14 chambarlains. The ladies are, from left to right: Baroness M.L.A. (Bibi) van Zuylen van Nijevelt, née Jonkvrouwe den Beer … Continue reading

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Princess Alexia Released From Hospital

  March 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

King Willem-Alexander posted some good news about his second daughter on Facebook: Princess Alexia has been released from hospital in Austria. He added she will now have to work on her rehabilitation and that she will be walking with the help of crutches for a while. The King also thanked everybody who shared their well wishes. The princess broke her leg last saturday during the family winter sport vacation in  … Continue reading

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Dutch King Returns From Winter Vacation To Commemorate Unique Strike

  February 25, 2016 at 6:27 pm by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands cut his winter vacation in Lech, Austria short to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Strike of February 1941. The commemoration took place at the statue of the docker at the Jonas Daniël Meijer Square, close to the two oldest synagogues of Amsterdam. The February strike that took place on February 25th and 26th 1941 was the only strike of non-Jews in Europe under Nazi … Continue reading

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RVD Releases Programme for Dutch State Visit to France

  February 25, 2016 at 4:57 am by

The Dutch Government Information Service (RVD) released the programme of the Dutch state visit to France, which will be on March 10-11 2016. The visit will build on the ‘positive impuls’ that the official visit of President Hollande to The Hague gave to the bilateral relation between the countries. The visit will be focussed on economic, cultural and European cooperation and shared history and values will be highlighted. Apart from … Continue reading

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